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K2 Women's Weekend Event

on February 3, 2016 - 8:54am
The 80's rock band Chango will perform 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 at Pajarito Mountain Lodge. Courtesy photo
A Very Important Dialogue ... an expert panel discussion on cancer. Presented by the K2 Women’s Weekend to benefit the Anita Salas Memorial Foundation 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2390 North Road in Los Alamos.

Admission is a part of the K2 Women’s Weekend Participants (register at: and free with donations accepted and benefiting the Anita Salas Memorial Foundation -- a non-profit foundation dedicated to providing

Rubber Stamp Madness And Letterboxing

on February 3, 2016 - 8:39am

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ART News:

A great way to individualize printed materials is by adding a personal stamp. Learn to carve rubber stamps out of erasers from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Fuller Lodge Art Center.

Else Tennessen will teach the carving techniques and students will carve one or two stamps using their own designs or clipart. Call 505.662.1635 by Friday to register.

Tennessen got inspired to make her own rubber stamps around 1995 after coming across an article explaining how to do it.

A ‘Must Win’ Win For The Toppers!

on February 3, 2016 - 8:05am

Voice of the Hilltoppers

Tuesday night, at home and tied with Espanola for second place in District 2 AAAAA, the Hilltopper girls faced the district leading Del Norte Knights.  A “must win” game if there ever was one.  And win the Toppers did, but it was not easy. 

The Knights protected the ball against the Toppers full court press and took advantage of their height on the boards.  It was not a good shooting night for the Toppers as they missed many layups, probably because of the Knights height.

Senior Ashlyn Trujillo carried the Toppers in the first half with 11 points.


Daily Postcard: Sabado Sunrise

on February 3, 2016 - 7:40am

A sunrise spotted Saturday colors the sky over Los Alamos. By Doug Reilly

Los Alamos County Council Proclaims Feb. 11 ‘Bandelier National Monument Day’ Honoring Park's 100 Birthday

on February 2, 2016 - 6:04pm

County Councilor David Izraelevitz, second from right, presents Superintendent Jason Lott, far right, with a proclamation on behalf of Council declaring Feb. 11, 2016 as ‘Bandelier National Monument Day’ in honor of the Park's 100th birthday. The County also presented four special photographs taken by Leslie Bucklin as a birthday gift to the Park. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott with his staff and Friends of Bandelier Board Chair Craig Martin, blue shirt, expresses his appreciation to the County for its continued support of the Park.

Legislation To Consider DWI Felons As Habitual Offenders Passes House Committee

on February 2, 2016 - 1:11pm
Rep. Jim Dines
SANTA FE  Legislation sponsored by Rep. Jim Dines allowing judges to impose stricter penalties on DWI felons passed the House Safety and Civil Affairs Committee today by a vote of 5-2. 
The bill, HB 82, would expand New Mexico’s Habitual Offender law to include DWI felonies.
“Four or more DWI convictions ought to qualify an individual as a habitual offender,” Dines said. “This bill closes a gap in the existing law so DWI felony offenses can be considered for enhanced sentencing under the Habitual Offender statute.

February Cowboy Breakfast Canceled

on February 2, 2016 - 1:01pm


Obituary: Melvin Lewis Prueitt Oct. 16, 1932 – Jan. 30, 2016

on February 2, 2016 - 12:29pm

MELVIN LEWIS PRUEITT Oct. 16, 1932 – Jan. 30, 2016

Melvin Lewis Prueitt, 83, died January 30, 2016 with his family at his side in Los Alamos New Mexico. He was born October 16, 1932 in Wickes, Arkansas to Ernest and Bessie Prueitt. He worked as a physicist for 31 years at the Los Alamos National Laboratory where he pioneered the field of computer graphics and worked in theoretical physics. His later years were spent developing clean energy and water technologies.

At an early age he knew he would be a scientist and eventually earned a Master’s Degree at the University of Arizona, followed by


Scenes From CIP Public Outreach Listening Session

on February 2, 2016 - 11:44am

From left, Los Alamos County Councilor Pete Sheehey, Vice Chair Susan O'Leary and Councilor James Chrobocinski at the public outreach listening session on CIP projects Jan. 19 at Fire Station 3 in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

County Manager Harry Burgess discusses the CIP process with White Rock residents. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Community members listen as Los Alamos Hockey Association President Susan Oldham speaks about the ‘desperate need’ for building improvements at the County Ice Rink. Photo by Carol A. Clark/



Los Alamos Chamber Legislative Positions For 2016

on February 2, 2016 - 11:44am
Economic Development 
  • HB34 (Rep. Adkins) Post-Thanksgiving Gross Receipts Deduction (Small BusinessSaturday)
  • HB63 (Rep. Dennis Roche) No indemnity/medical benefits under workman's compensation if worker's injury or death resulted from alcohol/drug use at the time.
  • HB139 (Rep. Garcia Richard) Changing the criteria to allow LEDA for Retail Projects
  • HB194 (Rep. Cathrynn Brown) "Employer Responsibility" legislation for worker's compensation
  • HB195 (Rep.

Local Teens Host Parents Night Out

on February 2, 2016 - 11:43am
Over 20 families participated as 50 children were kept entertained by the teenagers and adult leaders at the church. Courtesy photo
This past Saturday the youth group at First Baptist Church of Los Alamos hosted a free “Parents Night Out.”
Los Alamos High School Freshman, Hannah Clegg, who organized the event stated, “This kind of night allows students to serve the community as well as giving parents some rest. I found joy in seeing the kids have fun and also seeing the parents have fun. You can tell they really appreciated it and a great deal of them needed it.”
Parents were

Independent Ethics Commission Proposal Passes House Committee On 8-0 Vote

on February 2, 2016 - 11:42am
SANTA FE  Saturday, Jan, 29, the House Government, Elections and Indian Affairs Committee unanimously passed a proposed constitutional amendment to establish an independent state ethics commission. 
House Joint Resolution 5, sponsored by Rep. Jim Dines, would give New Mexico voters the option to approve this process to uphold ethical standards in state government.
“An independent ethics commission will help ensure that public officials are adhering to ethical standards,” Dines said. “This resolution provides a transparent process for reviewing allegations of misconduct.”

Letter To The Editor: A Pigs Breakfast

on February 2, 2016 - 11:40am
Los Alamos
In December of 2014 Congress passed a law establishing the Manhattan Project National Historical Park (MPNHP). On Nov. 20 of 2015, the Department of Energy and the National Park Service signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the new park.
This is a golden opportunity for Los Alamos to become a real tourist destination. With Bandelier National Monument and the Valles Caldera National Preserve, we now have three National Parks very close to Los Alamos. In terms of economic development, nothing is better than tourism.
So far, Los Alamos County

LACDC Begins Business Visitation Survey

on February 2, 2016 - 11:33am


Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation will soon begin a comprehensive Business Visitation Survey to gather information from local businesses.

This project is an important tool for LACDC to collect hard data along with anecdotal data from business owners about the local business climate.

In 2004, LACDC performed an extensive Business Visitation Survey in Los Alamos County as part of a Business Retention and Expansion effort.

Sara Tuzel of Los Alamos Receives District 5520 Govorner's Scholarship

on February 2, 2016 - 11:15am
Sara Tuzel of Los Alamos, a first-year medical student at the University of New Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque, was recently notified by Norm Liss, chairman of the District Rotary Foundation Scholarship Planning Committee, that she has been selected to receive the District 5520 Governor’s Scholarship, a $10,000 award.
This award, in its first year, is given to the student who best epitomizes the Rotary motto of Service Above Self through service and academic achievement.

'In America' At Mesa Public Library Thursday

on February 2, 2016 - 11:14am
Movie poster for 'In America.' Courtesy photo
Los Alamos

Need a healthy cry? Catch “In America” (2002, rated PG-13) at 6:30 p.m., Thursday at Mesa Public Library for a guaranteed catharsis.


When the film opens, Johnny and Sarah Sullivan (Paddy Considine and Samantha Morton) are trying to immigrate into the United States, possibly hoping to outrun the death, about one year earlier, of their son Frankie.


They and their two living children, 10-year-old Christy (Sarah Bolger) and 5-year-old Ariel (Emma Bolger), move into a tenement in New York City, a

PAC 8 Online Auction Fundraiser Underway

on February 2, 2016 - 11:10am
PAC8 News:
PAC 8 is holding an online auction that includes gift items for Valentines Day and other occaisions. This annual fundraiser helps to keep the station going.
Bidding is in progress now and ends Feb. 10. It’s easy, fast and fun. Click here to register and start bidding.
Classic Air Medical has donated a helicopter ride for up to three people. The Reel Deal Theater donated a one year movie pass. Pajarito Mountain has donated ski passes. The auction also includes art work, jewelry, gift certificates, flowers, clothing and much more.
Did you know ...?
PAC 8 has a total annual budget of

Respiratory Protection Requirements Reduced In Parts Of WIPP Underground

on February 2, 2016 - 8:54am
The yellow highlighted area in the drawing depicts the general area where respiratory protection requirements were lifted this week. Courtey photo
WIPP News:
As a result of radiological risk mitigation efforts by WIPP Radiological Control teams, this week requirements for respiratory protection were lifted for a significant portion of the WIPP underground.
The change in respiratory protection requirements applies to all areas south of S-2520 and represents a significant milestone in the contamination mitigation efforts.

Udall Introduces Amendment To Give All Americans An Opportunity To Invest In Clean Energy Future

on February 2, 2016 - 7:32am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
WASHINGTON D.C.  U.S. Sen. Tom Udall announced an amendment that he has filed to energy legislation that would ultimately enable all Americans to buy Clean Energy Victory Bonds, allowing regular people across the country to do their part to invest in our nation's clean energy future.
Modeled after war bonds, which raised billions of dollars during World War I and World War II, Clean Energy Victory Bonds would help local, state and federal governments raise billions of dollars in capital that they could then invest in building clean energy infrastructure —

Del Norte Investment Services Social Security Seminar Feb. 10

on February 2, 2016 - 7:24am
DNIS News:
Join us for a no-cost, no-obligation Social Security Seminar Wednesday, Feb. 10, led by Del Norte Investment Services financial advisor Scott Covey and a special guest speaker.
Regardless of when you plan to retire, Social Security will be an important part of the road ahead. Learn how to optimize your social security benefits as well as how to navigate new changes just put into place. Find out more about the best route for a successful retirement.
Social Security planning explores:
  • The rules for starting Social Security benefits
  • How spouses can best coordinate their benefits
  • Routes

Daily Postcard: Ski Hill Sunset From Quemazon Trail

on February 2, 2016 - 7:14am

Daily Postcard: View of the sun setting Saturday behind Pajarito Ski Hill from Quemazon Trail. Photo by Chris Clark/

New Mexico Home School Speech And Debate Team Denied Entry To State Congressional Debate Meet

on February 2, 2016 - 7:09am
Members of the Jemez Mountain Home School Speech and Debate Team (and younger siblings who hope someday to be allowed to compete). The students wear duct tape because they feel that their first amendment right to free speech has been infringed, that their voices have been silenced, by the New Mexico Activities Association who is actively preventing their participation in high school speech and debate competitions in New Mexico. Courtesy photo
SANTA FE  The New Mexico Speech and Debate Association Congressional Debate Championship got underway Saturday morning at Desert Academy

IRS Alerts New Mexico Workers To Major Tax Benefit

on February 2, 2016 - 7:06am
IRS News:
PHOENIX Millions of taxpayers who earned $53,267 or less last year may qualify for EITC for the first time in 2016, making awareness critical. Local officials and community organizations nationwide are holding events on EITC Awareness Day highlighting this key benefit.
“One-third of the population eligible for EITC changes each year as their personal circumstances change,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said. “We want workers who may qualify for EITC for the first time to have all the information they need to get the EITC and get it right.

Human Trafficking Protest In Pojoaque Feb. 6

on February 2, 2016 - 7:04am
UMW News:
The United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church will be staging a protest against human trafficking at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in Pojoaque on Rt. 285.
Most people in the U.S. think human trafficking is something that happens in other countries and not here. But they are wrong. The United States, and specifically New Mexico, has a huge problem with human trafficking. The local news has recently been asking for help in catching a wanted trafficker in Albuquerque. 
The local UMW is part of a country-wide protest that is timed for Super Bowl weekend, as that event

Register Now For Jemez Mountain Trail Races

on February 2, 2016 - 6:51am
Race start. Courtesy photo
JMTR News:
The 11th Annual Jemez Mountain Trails Races are scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 2016.
Registration for the 15 mile, 50 kilometer, and 50 mile options are now open. These races fill up quickly. The half-marathon event has been changed to a 15 miler due to trail re-routes and improvements along Guaje Ridge.
Register here, soon.
The Jemez Mountain Trail Races are a wonderful community event that takes full advantage of our beautiful mountain trail running network around town, up Pajarito Mountain, and through the Valles Caldera.